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to monitor on-site work and the development of safety technology and it could order revisions to the decommissioning process. >> translator: we will do our utmost to ensure a safe decommissioning process, anticipating a wide range of possibilities. >> nra chair says the decommissioning job is expected to take about 30 years. >>> samsung electronics is the authority will not make judgments on whether idle reactors should be allowed to be restructured once they meet current standards. >>> coming up -- the land of hope. a japanese director tells a fictional story about the threat of nuclear power. >>> samsung electronics is upping the ante in its ongoing legal war with apple. the south korean and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. now the people at samsung say they've added apple's iphone5 to a patent infringement lawsuit in the united states. nhk world has more. >> reporter: samsung alleges apple's latest smartphone violates eight patents. it targets technologies for installing photos. the
to develop new products by combining technologies. nippon steel was the world's top producer in the 1970s but has since slipped to sixth place. sum sumitomo metal industries is a global 27th in terms of output. the patient company will be second only to the luxembou luxembourg-based company. arcelor mittal. tough competition is driving the merger. china's economic strength has helped their steel makers to beat their rivals. south koreans are quickly closing the technological gap with japan. the japanese steel makers are trying to regain leverage with major resource companies. they hope joining forces will make them more competitive and help clear a path into emerging markets. but the new company faces a bumpy start. before the merger, they projected joint net losses much bigger than expected, $3.6 billion for the first half of fiscal 2012. the stronger yen is to blame. slowing demand is also a concern due to the global economic downturn. that means japan's new steel giant has little margin for error or time to waste if it is to beat competition in the global market. chie tanaka, nhk world
goals because we have eight years ahead of us and we have seen another -- seen in other technological fields that these things can be packed -- picked up at a rapid pace. >> emission-free vehicles cost more than their gas guzzling counterparts and only have a limited range. while there makers focus on advancing battery technology -- while their makers focus on advancing battery technology, the government rejects further subsidies. >> we'll work hard to achieve this in fields -- in the field of research and development. >> the government says it would be happy to get 600,000 electric cars on the road in the next few years, but experts say even that is an ambitious goal. >> sports news, one of the greatest comebacks in golf history. europe had miraculously managed to keep their hands on the ryder cup. >> they fought their way back to beat the u.s. 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 in illinois. >> germany's martin kaymer sealed the deal with his victory over steve stricker. >> team europe chipped, drove, and putted their way into the history books. the americans inched back into the game, but europe's ju
their top position in the country's auto market. >>> technology has changed our daily lives fundamentally over the past century and more. who can now imagine life without electric light bulbs or more recently smartphones? to answer the question of what the next technological game maker might be, we went to one of japan's largest home electronics shows. nhk world's ta mow coca mata gives us the inside line. >> reporter: more than 600 companies are participating in this exhibition at a site near tokyo. major japanese electronics firms such as sony are presenting their latest products at the show which began on tuesday. visitors are interested. this is what walking may look like in the future. just a slight hand pressure of my hand. electronics manufacturer murata has a small company that specializes in devices to assist the elderly and infirm. nearly a quarter of the japanese population is now over 65 years of age. there's a growing market for products for the elderly, and manufacturers are becoming increasingly innovative. >> translator: i think the senior market will expand as the numbers
. >> nuclear power seems to be losing its appeal as the technology of the future worldwide, not least after the disaster in fukushima last year. even japan has announced it will phase it out, tremendous success for those who have been fighting against a source of energy they say is simply too risky. but some are still in favor of nuclear power, despite the risks. among them as belarus, one of the worst affected in the aftermath of chernobyl in 1986. yet, alexander lukashenko, known as europe's last dictator, is having a brand-new reactor built in his country. >> the northwest corner of belarus near the lithuanian corner, one of the lucky areas of the country that was not contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster. a peculiar choice of location for the poverty-stricken nation to build its first nuclear power plant. the first buildings sport a quote by victor lukashenko. the technology is russian. moscow's lending belarus nearly 10 billion euros to build this, the first of its kind. according to the government, the majority of belarussians support the project. we've been told to follow th
from japan have made a breakthrough in reproductive technology. they use multipurpose stem cells to generate female reproductive cells. then they produce mice. they hope what they learned might someday lead to the treatment of infertility. rnlers at kyoto university took the cells of female mice to produce ips cells. they apply a protein to them to develop what are called germ cells. the researchers transplanted the germ cells into ovaries. they succeeded in generating reproductive cells, or to va. they fertilize the ova with normal sperm. they placed them in mice, waited, then the mice did what the team hoped for -- they gave birth to normal offspring. >> translator: we are reproducing the mechanisms of sperm and ova in test tubes. research on chromosomes has helped identify cause of infertilit infertility. this achievement will improve our chances of finding a cure. >> the group succeeded last year in generating mouse sperm from ips cells. saito says researchers need to be careful about what they do next. >>> earlier, we spoke to the reporter who covers this story. >> so the re
in india right now with the technology they have come up. >> reporter: to make sony's brand even stronger, the company broadcasts on its own tv station. indians enjoy watching the sony channel. >> sony the brand is carrying on all the channels and it builds an association in the mind of the consumer as a high flt. >> translator: i'm convinced that making products that meet the needs of indians and promoting our brand are essential to our success. >> reporter: in recent years, japanese electronic makers have been struggling worldwide. the key to regaining market share depends on how they fair in india. nhk world. >>> the obama administration has rewarded president thein sein since he took office last year. it's starting to lift a ban on imports from myanmar following similar steps to ease restrictions on finance and investments. thein sein received the news from hillary clinton during a visit to the united states. >> reporter: to attend the u.n. general semibly. secretary of state hillary clinton told him that the obama administration would begin easing its ban on imports from myanmar. >>
and cutting back office operations. they plan to develop new products by combining technologies. nippon steel was the world's top producer in the 1970s but has since slipped to sixth place. sumitomo metal industries is a global 27th in terms of output. the pairing of the company will be second only to the luxembourg-based arcelormittal. tough competition is driving the merger. china's economic strength has helped their steel makers to beat their rivals. and south koreans are closing the technological gap with japan. the japanese steel makers are trying to regain leverage with major resource companies. they hope joining forces will make them more competitive and help clear a path into emerging markets. but the new company faces a bumpy start. before the merger, they projected joint net losses much bigger than expected, $3.6 billion for the first half of fiscal 2012. the stronger yen is to blame. slowing demand is also a concern due to the global economic downturn. that means japan's new steel giant has little margin for error or time to waste if it is to beat competition in the global market.
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